Friday, August 12, 2016

TRUCK NEWS: DRIVE A SCANIA TRUCK AND WIN PRIZES THIS WEEKEND AT THE JOHOR BUS, TRUCK AND COMPONENT EXPO 2016 (JBTC)



Curious on how to drive a truck? Now you can cross this off your bucket list. If you are in and around Johor Bahru this weekend as anyone with a valid driver’s license will have the opportunity to drive a truck and test their skills this weekend at the Scania Driver Competition – JBTC Edition (SDC–JBTC Edition) that will be held during the Johor Bus, Truck and Component Expo 2016


The competition that will be held in a contained environment for 3 days (12–14 August) is open to anyone with a standard car driving license, from 10.00 am to 6.00pm daily, with 4 daily winners who will each receive an exclusive Scania duffle bag.

The SDC–JBTC Edition is a mini competition that gives visitors in Johor an opportunity to sample the main Scania Driver Competitions Southeast Asia 2016-2017 (SDC SEA 2016-2017) event. With this event, Scania continues to elevate the status and standards of heavy commercial vehicle drivers, especially in the area of safety.

PRESS RELEASE
DRIVE A SCANIA TRUCK AND WIN PRIZES

AT THE JOHOR BUS, TRUCK AND COMPONENT EXPO 2016 (JBTC)



Johor Bahru, 12 August – Anyone with a valid driver’s license will have the opportunity

to drive a truck and test their skills this weekend at the Scania Driver Competition – JBTC

Edition (SDC–JBTC Edition) that will be held during the Johor Bus, Truck and Component

The competition that will be held in a contained environment for 3 days (12–14 August) is

open to anyone with a standard car driving license, from 10.00 am to 6.00pm daily, with 4

daily winners who will each receive an exclusive Scania duffle bag.

The SDC–JBTC Edition is a mini competition that gives visitors in Johor an opportunity to

sample the main Scania Driver Competitions Southeast Asia 2016-2017 (SDC SEA 2016-

2017) event. With this event, Scania continues to elevate the status and standards of

heavy commercial vehicle drivers, especially in the area of safety.

The main SDC SEA 2016-2017 event which was launched on 1 August 2016 will see 20

finalists pitting their skills against participants from Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and

Myanmar in the truck and bus categories in August 2017.

The purpose of the mini competition is create awareness among the public on the

challenging environment that truck and bus drivers face everyday and those who think

they are as good can also sign up for the SDC SEA 2016-2017 event at the expo.

The inaugural JBTC was launched by YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Syed Hamid Syed

Albar, Chairman of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), with Scania Malaysia

as the Platinum sponsor. Scania will be showcasing the wider range of sustainable

transport solutions for customer’s profitability.

The best and safest drivers today are ones that are connected. Scania showcased its

Connected Services – consisting of Vehicle Introduction, Driver Training, Driver

Coaching, Driver Support and Fleet Management System – that can help operators and

drivers achieve the best safety standards and also fuel economy. This is in line with

JBTC’s theme of “Reduce Your Speed – Save Lives.”

“The SDC started off in Sweden and has evolved into a global biannual initiative with

200,000 participants from over 50 countries over the past decade. At Scania, we believe

that the driver is the single most important asset for an operator in achieving the best

safety, fuel economy and environmentally-friendly driving,” said Ian Tan, Marketing and

Communications Manager of Scania Southeast Asia.

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